The One Condition That Would Allow David De Gea To Leave Manchester United

A summer move to Real Madrid is looking more likely than ever.

Jose Mourinho and David De Gea
Leaving Old Trafford? Jose Mourinho and David De Gea Image Getty Images

Jose Mourinho has revealed the one condition that would allow David De Gea to leave Manchester United in the summer.

De Gea has developed into one of the best keepers in the world since arriving at Old Trafford from Atletico Madrid in 2011, and the Spanish ‘keeper has been persistently linked with a move away from the club over recent times.

De Gea kept 14 clean sheets during the course of the 2016/17 season but found himself benched for the Europa League final against Ajax on Wednesday night (March 24).

The 26-year-old has now emerged as a top transfer target for Spanish giants Real Madrid, and Mourinho has reportedly now revealed the one clause that would allow De Gea to leave the club over the summer.

Alvero Morata
Alvero Morata The Real Madrid star Image Getty Images

As Marca reports, the United manager is willing to sell De Gea to Los Blancos as long as the club can agree £22m and striker Alvero Morata for the ‘keeper in a part-exchange deal.

Mourinho allegedly values De Gea at £65m, which suggests he believes Spanish international Morata to be worth £43m.

However, Real are reportedly unwilling to sell Morata for anything less that £65m, which could prevent a possible swap deal taking place.

Morata has found his first-team opportunities limited at Real this year, but the striker has still managed to score 15 goals in just 14 starts this season.

The 24-year-old began his career at Real, before leaving for Juventus in 2014. However, he was bought back by the club last year for €30 million after impressing during his time in Serie A.

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He has proven himself to be prolific for both club and country, netting 8 goals in 19 appearances for Spain.

However, rumours have also emerged linking Morata with moves to AC Milan and Chelsea, which could scupper any potential switch to Old Trafford.

So, until Mourinho and Real boss Zinedine Zidane can agree to compromise on price, De Gea and Morata may well end up staying put next season.

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Loaded staff writer Harry Fletcher has covered news, sport and entertainment for several major websites across the UK. Follow him on Twitter at @Harry__Fletcher.